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What’s The Difference Between Taco And Chili Seasoning Mixes?
Taco and chili seasoning blends have a lot in common, but they're labeled differently and sold in separate packages for good reasons, mostly due to differences in ingredients.
Generic taco seasoning is typically made by combining chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and black pepper.
Taco seasoning is also versatile, and can be used to season ground beef, chicken, vegetables, and beans before they go into tacos, fajitas, and other Mexican-inspired dishes.
Chili seasoning, on the other hand, is specifically formulated for chili con carne, a Tex-Mex dish consisting of meat, tomatoes, and beans simmered with spices.
Cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, and paprika set chili seasoning apart from taco spices. Some store-bought chili spice products also contain thickeners to help bind the stew.